The pre-release event of 'Veera Simha Reddy' was held in Ongole on Friday. The makers described the mass masala actioner as a special outing.
Speaking on the occasion, Nandamuri Balakrishna, thanking his fans, said that affection and love can't be bought with money. The 'Simha' actor said that he is proud of 'VSR'. He lauded director Gopichand Malineni for his ability to extract the best performances. The actor-politician thanked guest B Gopal, who gave him 'Lorry Driver', 'Rowdy Inspector', 'Samara Simha Reddy' and 'Narasimha Naidu'.
"Although I have done many films, my thirst remains stronger than ever. I want to better the success of 'Akhanda'. 'VSR' is going to be an epic movie. Like some of my hits like 'Legend', this one too will become historic. Shruti Haasan is a beauty. Honey Rose played an important role. Duniya Vijay's talent is amazing. I think he is going to earn so much fame in Telugu. Ajay Ghosh and Saptagiri have also done nice. the fights by the Ram-Laxman duo and Venkat Master are so good. Thaman's music is wonderful. His BGM is outstanding. Sai Madhav Burra's dialogues are sharp. I thank my producers on this occasion. The Turkey schedule was a great experience," Balayya said.
Gopichand Malineni said, "Balakrishna garu is a man with a golden heart. I have made this film to reach the audience's best expectations. The producers, Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar, stood by me like a backbone. Shruti is my lucky heroine. Duniya Vijay is awesome. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen in a character named Banumathi. She locks horns with the hero. Ajay Ghosh, Chandrika Ravi and Saptagiri have done enjoyable roles. Burra's dialogues are extraordinary. Thaman has hit the ball out of the park with his BGM. During the shoot of the climax, Balayya garu had a fall, leaving me shocked. Much to our surprise, in no time, he got up and was ready for the next shot."
Shruti Haasan said, "Working with Mythri Movie Makers is a big opportunity. This is my third movie with director Gopichand. He is like my elder brother in the industry. I want to work with him again. It was great working with Balakrishna garu. Jai Balayya."
Producer Y Ravi Shankar said, "Shruti Haasan, Honey Rose, Duniya Vijay, Chandrika Ravi and others have nailed it. The fights, the production design, the editing, the music... Everything has come out so well."
Producer Naveen Yerneni said, "It was our dream to do a film with Balakrishna garu. I thank director Gopichand for making 'VSR' this well."
Dialogue writer Sai Madhav Burra said, "This film is going to make the fans of Balakrishna garu very proud. 'VSR' will be their biggest festive moment. I am proud to have written dialogues for it. NTR's DNA and Kamal Haasan's DNA have been paired up in 'VSR'. The lead pair is superb."
Duniya Vijay said, "You are going to see Veera Simha's Ugra Roopam in theatres this Sankranthi. The film has already acquired positive buzz."
Ajay Ghosh described senior NTR as a Maha Purush. He also said that getting to work with Balayya was a great opportunity of a lifetime.